Birmingham airport holidaymaker overstayed two days after eating cannabis in Amsterdam
A Birmingham Airport holidaymaker went over the limit – TWO DAYS after eating cannabis in Amsterdam. Aaron Tuck returned to the UK from the Netherlands after using the drug in a cafe.
‘Days later’, once back in the UK, he was stopped by police in his Mercedes C-class after he was seen ‘driving erratically’, a court heard. The 21-year-old later tested positive for THC.
He has now been banned from the roads for 12 months after pleading guilty to driving over the specified drug limit. He was also fined £300 and ordered to pay £40 costs and a victim fine surcharge of £34.
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Niamh Reading, in court, said the incident took place at 10 p.m. on November 8 last year. She added: “At this moment the officer’s attention is drawn to a black Mercedes being driven erratically – it was accelerating then braking sharply.” The vehicle is stopped and the officer speaks to the accused. Due to the manner of driving, the officer performed a roadside drug procedure and it tested positive for THC.”
The court heard Tuck denied his driving was erratic, insisting he braked for a junction on a small section of road. Graham Crouth, defending, said: “He admits he went to a cafe and used cannabis. He then returned to this country via Birmingham. He had been here for a few days when he was driving but the cannabis was still in his system.
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